Witness the End

Witness the End


Devoid (This card has no colour.)

Target opponent exiles two cards from his or her hand and loses 2 life.

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Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Common

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Heirloom Legal
Highlander Legal
Noble Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Hero Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal

Witness the End Discussion

DarkLaw on [HOU] Can this Nicol Bolas ...

3 years ago

sylvannos The +1 is a 7 mana Witness the End (minus damage) that leaves a pretty big planeswalker on the battlefield. Cute, but you're opponent is often at 0 cards or 1 card (decent chance of a bluff) in hand by turn 7, or they'll counter Bolas. Negate is massively played now. Of course, there's also a significant chance he'll stick with a good opportunity for that plus. Basically, it's hit or miss.

Tbf you're right about Garruk and Ugin, but they also had very potent and consistent abilities when they hit the battlefield. Garruk was a bit of a Swiss army knife with good abilities and, failing removal, always gave you solid creatures as a plus. Ugin could practically All Is Dust the instant he comes down, then follow up with bolts and a game-winning ultimate.

Bolas trades off being 'consistent' for starting with tonnes of loyalty and having potentially very strong abilities (except for the ultimate, which is usually just win-more). But, you know, he doesn't hold a candle to Ugin or Cruel Ultimatum, and I might even prefer Garruk myself. The inconsistency of his abilities is really irritating- the +2 could just hit a Dark Salvation or something, the +1 hit a single land, or the -4 be used on a Glory-bound Initiate.

Citric.Spirit.gif on StandardMill.dec

3 years ago

Murphy77 I don't understand why that's good. Startled Awake  Flip isn't a permanent unless it's a Persistent Nightmare  Flip, and if it's that then I may as well just attack with it. Perpetual Timepiece is probably fine as a one-of, but I'm milling my opponent a lot more than myself, so the first ability isn't super useful.

Taking out the Implement of Malice and Vessel of Malignity seems fine, but I don't think Winds of Rebuke is a good enough replacement. Cruel Reality and Witness the End for Anticipates seems pretty good. Why would I want Cancel over Censor though? It's good for budget, but I think having playable counterspells is worth an extra $3.12. For the last swap you recommend, I would take out one of the Unburdens, but as a member of the Mind Rot fan club, I don't think it's allowed.

Natpapetti Interesting, but I would be compelled to go Sultai (see above reasons), and the three-color support in the current Standard is a little expensive.

Murphy77 on StandardMill.dec

3 years ago

If you play Winds of Rebuke on Startled Awake  Flip, then you get to re-play Startled Awake  Flip. Add in a few Perpetual Timepiece and you can recycle from your grave to your library. I would try the following:

-1 Implement of Malice, -1 Vessel of Malignity, +2 Winds of Rebuke

-1 Cruel Reality, -1 Witness the End, +2 Anticipate

-3 Censor, +3 Cancel - - -2 Unburden, +2 Perpetual Timepiece

Missinigo on Elder blood

3 years ago

Forerunner of Slaughter is better than sludge crawler in every way, Kozilek's Sentinel is good for aggro, Outnumber and Ruinous Path are good removal for the deck, Eldrazi Mimic is fantastic for the deck, as is Matter Reshaper. Barrage Tyrant is a good non-combat wincon. Thought-Knot Seer is a good potential sideboard Bearer of Silence is very good for aggro/control. Sky Scourer is a flying kozilek's sentinel. Kozilek's Return is a must have in your colors in standard. Ways to proc its flashback as well as good game enders are Bane of Bala Ged and an Endless One for at least 7. As far as lands, your wastes are, well, wastes. Mirrorpool is unnecessary, you can run Sanctum of Ugin and possibly Shrine of the Forsaken Gods, maybe even Sea Gate Wreckage instead. Reality Hemorrhage is fine to proc colorless spells and all, but when Shock is legal, just run shock. Eldrazi Obligator is a Turn Against on a body, but I wouldn't recommend running either. Both Witness the End and Dutiful Return are bad. You don't need them. Phyrexia is right, Panharmonicon is useless, there's no need to run it. I'm sure there is more that you can edit but that's all I see at the moment.

BioProfDude on R/B Control

3 years ago

Shock would be a good fit. Also, if you're doing control in black, Transgress the Mind, Mind Rot, Witness the End, and or Thought-Knot Seer are good cards for that strategy.

Good luck!

BioProfDude on

3 years ago

I think some hand control is needed. I play tested this a bit (went to turn 15 or so twice) and you have good removal, but no way to really keep your opponent from keeping up with you. I think Transgress the Mind, Mind Rot, and/or Witness the End for starters.

For your sideboard I suggest Make Obsolete or similar to deal with aggro decks and servo/thopter generators. For more tactical removal on the cheap, Dead Weight (maybe 2x (?) in addition to Fatal Push) is great to slide into a deck for early, cheap removal, and for slowing creatures mid-to-late game.

I have a mono-black deck that might give you some ideas (not tribal, but has good cards, I think) Mono-black weenie speed deck (budget)

Cool deck! Good luck! +1 from me!

Indexxical on

3 years ago

Witness the End is really cool, how have I missed out on this for so long? I'll find a way to implement it sometime soon when I'm not fiddling around with (AER). Thanks so much!

BioProfDude on Mono Black Control - Amonkhet standard

3 years ago

AndrewMurley, I agree that Lost Legacy would be a great addition, but it won't do anything to Smuggler's Copter as it cannot target artifacts or lands.

Aetherworks Marvel would be really nice for this deck if you want an energy-style deck, and Dynavolt Tower would also be good (and perhaps better for this deck).

Harsh Scrutiny if you want another card with a control aspect and that has a smaller converted mana cost, or Mind Rot, or perhaps Witness the End if you don't mind a larger CMC.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury looks to be made for this deck! (Ah, I see it in the sideboard!) I think that Gifted Aetherborn (Aether Revolt card) would also be a solid addition to this deck.

Cool deck! Good luck! +1 from me!

I have a speed deck in mono-black. Perhaps you would have ideas for it? I would appreciate any comments and/or suggestions! Mono-black weenie speed deck (budget)

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